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Students fortunate enough to take this Visual Development Mentorship class will have the rare opportunity to work directly with an industry veteran: visual development artist Armand Serrano. During this course Armand will help students choose a focused path of study based on their current skill levels and overall artistic directions/pursuits. Through one-on-one mentoring over a series of group sessions, students will explore more advance rendering/construction techniques, along with other applied foundation principles. In order to successfully participate and enroll into this course, students are required to submit an application that will be reviewed by the instructor. Applicants should have either completed the majority of the 2D Foundation & Design Program Track, or submit a strong 2D foundation/design portfolio. The certificate of completion for this class will be validated directly by the instructor.
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The more you know, the better.
Real heroes don't wear capes, they teach
Lectures by Armand Serrano
Armand celebrates more than two decades in the animation industry and is currently a Visual Development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He also worked as a conceptual art director and senior visual development for Sony Pictures Animation. He is a lecturer in the field of animation and holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Armand is also involved in game and commercial design commissions on the side. Credits: Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stich, Brother Bear, Surf's Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, and Escape from Planet Earth.
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winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019
Travis Mangaoang / Spring 2017
I like how Armand tailored each student specifically to push them as designers. It wasn't a cookie cutter method he valued each artist based on their interest and guiding them through each week as time progressed. He's once in a life time artist that truly cares about the artist and their craft.
Bhairavi Kulkarni /Spring 2017
It was a pleasure to learn from Armand. He is humble, attentive and very passionate about his work which was very clear in every lecture. He is truly inspirational.
Mark Anthony / Winter 2017
This is my second time taking a class with Armand. I really enjoy his teaching style and love the fact that he always has feedback for our work. His teaching style allows us to become more of a thinking artist which I find a huge plus. On top of the fact that he always shows interest.
Tam Dao / Spring 2017
He is a great instructor, I learned a lot from him and I can tell that he is passionate about art and teaching.
Ricardo Guimaraes / Fall 2017
One of the best courses I ever took!
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